Aging Athletes: Training and Recovery

The effects of aging on training, recovery, and performance are fairly well-known, and even though each of us is unique in many ways we all have, are currently, or will experience these effects at some point… sooner or later.  Our physiological capabilities and the effects of training and recovery change as we age.  This is the philosopy behind ‘age-groups’.  It would be extremely unlikely for a coach who is in their 20’s or 30’s to be familiar with the capabilities and needs of an athlete who is in their 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s. Continue reading